Category Archives: Football

CHS to Celebrate 50 Years of Football; Alumni Please RSVP for the EVENT

On behalf of the Charlestown High School Athletic Department, I have the honor of inviting you back to CHS for a once-in-a-lifetime event. On October 14th, 2022 we will celebrate 50 years of Pirate Football and we’d love for you to be there!

The current 3-0 Pirate team will host Mid Southern Conference opponent Eastern (Pekin) for a 7:00 tip off on their senior night. Mr. Gilbert and the Athletic Department are planning a public recognition of former players, coaches, and managers from the past 50 years and the school’s WPMQ Sports Broadcasting team is working on some special memorabilia to help take you back down memory lane. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to relish in a special time in your life.

More details for this event are set to come but if you can attend, we ask that you please complete the form linked below as your RSVP by October 7th. By doing so, you will be granted admission to the game courtesy of CHS Athletics. Should you need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact my colleague Chad Gilbert at cgilbert@gcccschools or (812) 256-3328, Coach John David Mastin via the alumni Facebook page, or me – Melissa Stewart – mstewart@gccschools.com.

We look forward to seeing you on October 14th!

https://bit.ly/50FBRSVP

Connor Smith to Continue Football and School at Hanover College

Seated (L to R): Rick Smith (Connor’s father), Connor, and Kelly Rivera (Connor’s mother)
Back: Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins

Recently in the presence of family, friends, and coaches, Charlestown senior Connor Smith signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play football at Hanover College in the fall.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

When asked about his choice to play at Hanover College with the Panthers, Smith replied, “I chose Hanover College because of the people,environment,and the culture. From my first visit I knew this was the school I wanted to be at and continue in my academic and athletic career. Coach Theobald made this decision really easy for me and I can’t wait for the next 4 years.

Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins told those in attendance at the signing that he expects big things for Smith at Hanover and attributed much of his success and opportunity to Smith’s hard work in the classroom. He commented, “Connor is a good kid that works hard on the field, in the weight room, and the classroom. We look forward to seeing what he does at Hanover.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Connor (also a valued member of the WPMQ Sports Broadcasting staff) and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Aiden Stewart.

Benner to Further Football and Educational Endeavors at Georgetown

Seated (L to R) Scott Benner (Chase’s father), Chase, Jennifer Benner (Chase’s mother)
Back Row (L to R) Ava Benner (Chase’s sister), Charlestown Head Football Coach Jason Hawkins

Recently while surrounded by family, friends, and coaches, Charlestown senior Chase Benner signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play football at Georgetown College in the fall.

Georgetown College is a private Christian college in Georgetown, Kentucky. Chartered in 1829, Georgetown was the first Baptist college west of the Appalachian Mountains .The college offers 38 undergraduate degrees and a Master of Arts in education. It offers degrees in areas of visual and performing arts, math and sciences, humanities, language and culture, business, medicine and healthcare, and others.Georgetown College is associated with five Rhodes Scholars and its alumni have included 38 Fulbright Scholars since 1989.

The athletics teams at Georgetown College are known as the Tigers. They participate in the NAIA and in the Mid-South Conference (MSC). Also the Tigers participate in 18 varsity sports.

Benner, who played tight end for the Pirates, will major in exercise science. When asked about his choice to play at Georgetown College with the Tigers, Benner replied, “I chose Georgetown because from the first time I stepped on campus, it just felt like home. From the first moment, Coach Oliver and his staff made me feel like a part of the family. I really like the coaching staff and their goals at Georgetown. It is really good to have one of my friends/old rivals joining me in Trey Schoen from Silver Creek.

Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins told those in attendance at the signing that he expects big things for Benner at Georgetown and said, “Chase has a great opportunity to play football at a great program that plays in a good conference.  Chase is smart, tall and has good hands.  I think he will fit in well at Georgetown.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Chase and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Georgetown College Tiger.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Connor Smith.

 

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION FOR REMAINING ROAD CONTESTS FOR THIS FALL:

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION FOR REMAINING ROAD CONTESTS FOR THIS FALL:
 
WPMQ is committed to being your go-to source of information on Charlestown High School, especially in the area of athletics. We know this past year has brought about many changes, one of those being ticketing for athletic events. We have contacted the schools our sports teams will visit for the remainder of this fall season and compiled information regarding tickets for you. Please see below and save this information so you know what your options are before the game.
 
FOOTBALL
September 10th at North Harrison–Cash at the Gate
October 1st at Corydon–Cash at the Gate
October 15th at Eastern–Cash at the Gate & online link the week of the game
 
JV FOOTBALL
September 4th at Clarksville–NO CASH; Online Ticket Link: https://public.eventlink.com/tickets?t=1862&p=7253
September 20th at Providence–Cash at the Gate
September 27th at Scottsburg–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/scottsburg-senior-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 7 days of contest
October 11th at Salem–NO CASH; Will take credit or debit at gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/salem-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 5 days of contest
 
BOYS SOCCER
September 11th at Salem–NO CASH; Will take credit or debit at gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/salem-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 5 days of contest
September 16th & 18th at Scottsburg–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/scottsburg-senior-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 7 days of contest
September 29th at Jeffersonville–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/7cf73832-bce1-4420-9241-67e42998d1ee/events **Event will not appear until week of the contest
 
GIRLS SOCCER
September 8th at Corydon–Cash at the Gate
September 15th at Jeffersonville–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/7cf73832-bce1-4420-9241-67e42998d1ee/events **Event will not appear until week of the contest
September 21st at Trinity Lutheran–Cash at the Gate
September 25th at Scottsburg–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/scottsburg-senior-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 7 days of contest
 
VOLLEYBALL
September 8 at Shawe–Cash at the Gate
September 9th at North Harrison–Cash at the Gate
September 11th at Crawford County–Cash at the Gate
September 15th at Lanesville–Cash at the Gate
September 18th at Mitchell–Cash at the Gate
September 20th at Austin–NO CASH; Online Ticket Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/381187?schoolId=IN67368
September 27th at New Albany–Cash at the Gate
October 2nd at North Harrison (*JV Only)–Cash at the Gate
October 9th at New Washington Invite-Cash at the Gate

Deke Brown Signs to Play Football at Hanover College

 

Front (L to R) Kara Brown(mother), Deke Brown, Keith Brown (father)
Back Charlestown Football Coach Jason Hawkins

Last night while surrounded by family, friends, and coaches, Charlestown senior Deke Brown signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play football at Hanover College in the fall.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

Brown, who played linebacker for the Pirates and has etched his name into the record books for as one of the top three tacklers in Charlestown history, will major in secondary education with a focus on history. When asked about his choice to play at Hanover College with the Panthers, Brown replied, “I was impressed by Hanover’s football program and I know I’ll get a great education.”

Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins told those in attendance at the signing that he expects big things for Brown at Hanover and said, “Deke was incredibly hard working all four years of high school football and he not only got better, but he made those around him better. He never complained about his role, practices, or anything else. He has just came out and went to work. We are very proud of Deke and wish him well as he continues his football and academic career at Hanover College.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Deke and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Gracie Snell.

Pirate Football Hosts the Greensburg Pirates Friday in Sectional Opener

Charlestown Pirate Football (3-6) will begin 2020 IHSAA Class 3A Sectional #31 play this Friday, October 23rd, hosting the Pirates of Greensburg HS (5-4) in the Bone Yard.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm this Friday (instead of the usual 7:00 pm) and tickets are only available through the GoFan app at www.gofan.co/app/events/119064.  Football Sectional tickets are $6.00 each.

The winner of Friday’s Sectional #31 first round game will face the winner of the Franklin County (4-2) at Batesville game (4-5).

As a reminder, due to COVID-19, the proper wearing of face masks is requested when moving throughout the stadium, between your seat and the entrance.  Please exercise social distancing when selecting a seat in Dutch Reis Field.

IHSAA Post Season Contest Restrictions:
1.  Banners and posters are not allowed.
2.  No battery powered or electronic noise makers, fireworks, recorded music, sirens or whistles are allowed.
3.  Throwing of articles, including toilet tissue and baby powder, is not allowed.
4.  No live animal mascots are permitted at anytime.
5. The facility should be as neutral as possible without any enhancements that emphasize a home team.

Vote for CHS for Indianapolis Colts Friday Night Football Tour Matchup of the Week

Charlestown High School has been included in one of the Indianapolis Colts’ Friday Night Football Tour matchups of the week!
Round 1 voting runs until tomorrow October 6th at 10:00 P.M. in which fans will vote on their top matchup from 12 selections.
Round 2 voting runs Wednesday, October 7th at noon to Friday October 9th at 3:00 P.M. in which fans will choose from the top 5 vote getting matchups from Round 1. Schools making the Top 5 will be notified on Wednesday (10/7). Also for updates, you can follow @ColtsYouthFB on twitter.
Each top 5 matchup starts with a clean slate, so be sure to vote again for our matchup in Round 2!
If we should win, we could earn a $1,000 donation for our athletic department by being named the Friday Night Football Tour matchup of the week!
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